Chicago, IL (July 3, 2024) – Chicago police released details about the driver of a van involved in a hit-and-run that seriously injured a 13-year-old girl over the weekend on the city’s South Side.

Police said investigators are looking for the driver who struck the girl as she crossed the street and did not stop. It happened just after 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the 8400 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the city’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

The blue/gray SUV, similar to a 2010 Mazda5, may have front, hood, or windshield damage, CPD said. It was last seen driving north on Vincennes from Kerfoot Avenue, according to police. Meanwhile, the girl was hospitalized with serious injuries, but her current condition is unknown. Authorities have not yet identified those involved, though troopers say more details on the incident will be shared with the public once they become available. The investigation into the crash remains ongoing. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her loved ones in hopes of her full recovery.

Pedestrian Collisions in Chicagoland

Tens of thousands of injuries are sustained nationally as a result of pedestrian accidents, with a concerning number of these incidents occurring in the state of Illinois and the greater Chicagoland area. If a negligent party, such as another driver, train conductor, transportation company, or manufacturer, strikes and injures or kills a victim, there may be a variety of legal remedies available.

At Ankin Law, our pedestrian accident attorneys can help you secure compensation to address emotional distress, lost wages, and medical expenses. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in the Chicago area have effectively obtained compensation for local clients for several decades. We have obtained hundreds of millions in jury verdicts and settlements as one of the largest personal injury law firms in Illinois.

Our team draws on the combined knowledge, experience, and expertise of over eighty personal injury lawyers, pedestrian accident attorneys, and support staff to help you prevail in your case. Our attorneys will provide you with access to top-tier medical professionals, collision investigators, and accident reconstructionists who can help you establish culpability and obtain fair compensation for your injuries. Don’t wait to reach out to our pedestrian accident lawyers in Chicago at 844-600-0000 to learn more about your legal options at this frustrating time in your life.

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